Amy Sherman-Palladino (born Amy Sherman) is an American television writer, director, and producer. The founder of Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions, she is best known as the creator of the television series Gilmore Girls and Bunheads.
She is also well known for her trademark rapid-fire dialogue, which is often full of obscure pop culture references; and as well for her preferred master shot filming style.
Sherman-Palladino is married to writer and producer Daniel Palladino. Her parents are comedian Don Sherman, who died in May 2012 (the first episode of Bunheads was dedicated to him) and dancer Maybin Hewes. Her father, from the Bronx, was Jewish, and her mother was a Southern Baptist from Gulfport, Mississippi. She has stated that she was raised "as Jewish. Sort of".
She was trained in classical ballet since she was four, and took other forms in her teens. Originally a dancer trainer, Palladino had received a callback to the musical Cats, while also having a possible writing position on the staff of Roseanne in rotation. When she and writing partner Jennifer Heath were asked to join Roseanne, she put behind her dancing career—much to her mother's chagrin – and began writing for television...
Quotes by Amy Sherman Palladino
Families can be the most detrimental things to have in your life. They are sometimes the most poisonous relationships that people have. Sometimes family is the thing that keeps you from ever achieving what you want to achieve, and yet people hold it and hold it and grab it and try to fix it and twist it and turn it.
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